Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros)
Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros directed by Auraeus Solito is a coming of age film that centers on Maxi, a 12-year-old gay living in the slums of Manila. The charming protagonist falls in love with a policeman, Victor, who is investigating the crimes committed by his brother and father.
The film is a stark representation of the lives of gay teens in the country who are facing bullying because of their sexuality. Presented in a neo-realist manner, Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros is a film that will make you feel butterflies in your stomach.
Heneral Luna (General Luna)
Considering the interesting and inimitable history of the country, it is no wonder that it has inspired quite a number of films. However, Heneral Luna stands out among the rest. This 2015 film is the country’s highest grossing historical movie.
Set during the Philippines and American War, it follows the life of General Antonio Luna, one of the country’s most popular heroes. However, the ill-tempered general faces something more challenging than the American soldiers – his own disloyal countrymen.